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Peter Liljedahl

BTC Author and Consultant

Dr. Peter Liljedahl (he/him) is widely recognized for his pioneering work on "Building Thinking Classrooms," a set of practices that has significantly enhanced mathematics education globally. As a former math teacher and current professor of mathematics education, Peter brings a wealth of experience to his research and teaching. With a passion for fostering deep mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills, he has dedicated his career to reshaping classroom environments. His innovative teaching methods emphasize collaborative learning, problem-solving, and student engagement, leading to more effective and meaningful mathematics education experiences.

Peter's contributions to the field have earned him prestigious awards, including the Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education and the Fields Institute’s Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award for Innovation and Excellence in Mathematics Education. He is also a highly sought-after speaker, renowned for his engaging presentations. Additionally, Peter is the author of several influential books, including "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning" (Corwin, 2020), "Modifying Your Thinking Classroom for Different Settings" (Corwin, 2021), and "Mathematics Tasks for the Thinking Classroom, Grades K-5" (Corwin, 2024).

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